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NBC Brings Back Former NBC Series That Moved to Cable Years Ago

May 6, 2019  •  Post A Comment

NBC is bringing back a show that originated on the Peacock Network back in 2010 only to leave the network in 2012. “Who Do You Think You Are?,” which has been airing on TLC, will return to NBC with a 13-episode order.

The documentary series comes from Ancestry and Shed Media. The show’s return to NBC will feature a new group of celebrities reconnecting with their personal history.

The series will be executive produced by Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Pam Healey and Stephanie Schwam.

Said Kudrow: “Dan and I could not possibly be happier to be back at NBC where we get to work with Paul Telegdy, George Cheeks and Meredith Ahr. It honestly feels like we’re back home.”

Each week a different celebrity will go on a search to trace their family tree with the help of historians and experts, unlocking past mysteries and real-life stories across the world and through time.

“Now, more than ever, people are looking to connect with their ancestry to uncover a deeper understanding of who they are,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “We’re excited to once again travel around the world with some of our favorite celebrities as they get answers and surprises about family members who came before them.”

The series will be produced by Shed Media and Is or Isn’t Entertainment.

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  1. Or… just watch the excellent Finding Your Roots hosted by Henry Louis Gates on PBS.

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